Grant History

The Community Foundation is dedicated to engaging in strategic partnerships with donors, service providers and committed residents of Tompkins County to identify assets, challenges, and ways to improve the quality of life for all in our beloved community.

Family Reading Partnership

Awarding Grants

In our 20th year with more than $16.6 million in over 4,000 grants,  the Community Foundation is a leading grant maker in Tompkins County. Grants made from the Foundation’s endowment and other charitable resources donated by so many generous people address emerging concerns and critical, unresolved problems as identified by the community.

2019 Grantees & Programs

 

Our grants represent the current philanthropic goals and interests of our donors as well as the grant making priorities and strategies of the Community Foundation Board of Directors as informed by our Listening Learning focus sessions and work with the Tompkins County Funders group.

Our partners in philanthropy include public charities, private foundations, and commercial gift funds. The Community Foundation serves as a repository for permanent gifts, no matter how great or small, from all who have lived or worked in — and care about — Tompkins County.

 

Grants Review

January 1-March 31, 2020 – Current Year (updated quarterly*)

2020 Grants & Programs thru 1Q20  <CLICK HERE

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture % $ %
Community Building % $ %
Education % $ %
Environment/Sustainability % $ %
Health & Human Services % $ %
Total (All Areas) $
 *next report scheduled for April 2020

2019 – Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

2019 Grantees & Programs <CLICK HERE

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 18% $384,959 125 26%
Community Building 28% $586,416 114 23%
Education 6% $122,931 48 10%
Environment/Sustainability 15% $303,123 28 6%
Health & Human Services 33% $677,675 170 35%
Total (All Areas) $2,075,104 485

2000-2019 — From Inception through Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 21% $3,424,351 985 24%
Community Building 28% $4,675,581 936 23%
Education 11% $1,880,524 505 12%
Environment/Sustainability 7% $1,126,900 226 6%
Health & Human Services 33% $5,533,206 1,424 35%
Total (All Areas) $16,640,562 4,076
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